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Remembering Nazar Nazarian

Nazar Nazarian touched the lives of many and will always be remembered for his generosity, kindness, and leadership. Thank you for helping us honor his legacy.

With love for our Uncle Nazar

Our dear Uncle Nazar will be remembered for his unending generosity which helped countless people around the world. As a young volunteer and community activist, I will always appreciate the support he and Aunty Artemis gave me and my peers in our projects and events. They never said no to a request and always ended every conversation with "I'm proud of you honey." More than anything, Uncle Nazar was our omni-present Uncle. Our family gatherings from my childhood until now, with our own children, are filled with hugs and endless laughter. We will remember him always and miss him tremendously.

With love,

Shant, Ani, Marc and Mila Manoukian

Remembering Uncle Nazar

Uncle Nazar, you have taught me the meaning of true philanthropy, and for that I am eternally grateful. Countless lives have been enriched because of you and dear Aunty Artemis. The impact that you are leaving behind will be felt for many generations. I will miss your quick wit, your love of family and your strong faith.


Our deepest 7 sincere condolences for the loss of an extraordinary person that was NAZAR

I just read the following lines from the AGBU Page- "A pillar of the AGBU global community and a leader in the worlds of industry and philanthropy, the pre-eminent Armenian patron Nazar Nazarian passed away on August 28, 2023, at age 98, having fully lived out his oft-stated personal credo —"to experience the joy and sense of reward that come through unreserved giving and dedicated service to one’s nation and the Armenian Church.”


*** Nazar joined his beloved wife Artemis ... who passed on April 9, 2020.

*** The Armenian Community mourns the loss of an extraordinary couple Nazar & Artemis Nazarians!

They are the epitome of gracious and selfless generosity and a perpetual shining light in the Armenian world. Heaven gained their souls – Armenian community lost their active presence!! My family will never forget that Baron Nazar and Digin Artemis honored my mother with their presence on my mother's 80th birthday in New York, and attended my son Garen to Diana Wedding with their son Dr. Levon and Mrs. Claudia Nazarian & family.


Mrs. Artemis never passed a chance to remind me that we are relatives from my Mother's matertnal side.


*** I had dedicated a page to Nazar & Artemis back in 2013 - can’t believe that was ten years ago!

Missak & Zarmine Boghosian

In Loving Memory

Together with all his loved ones, the Armenian World mourns the loss of Nazar Nazarian - a man who truly has touched so many lives around the world. He was blessed to be a loving son, husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother and uncle to his own family, just as the community at large was blessed to be able to love him in these same capacities and be adopted into the family that extended to communities worldwide.


He was and forever will be everyone’s “Amo Nazar” (“Uncle Nazar”), always giving so generously of his heart, mind, spirit and support. I’m honored to have known him, to have learned by his example, and to have witnessed the unconditional love he had for his family, for AGBU, for his people, the Armenian Nation and Armenian Church. He has left a lasting impression and his legacy will live on.


Heartfelt sympathy to the Nazarian families. May he rest in peace. Asdvadz hokin lousavore.

Natalie Gabrelian


Our truly dedicated leaders are leaving us one by one. Mr NAZARIAN was one of those rare, unique leaders that the Armenians in the diaspora as well as in Armenia had the pleasure of knowing or at least hearing about his benevolent activities for the Armenian church, AGBU, the fatherland and many other general Armenian causes.


God bless his soul. May he RIP.


Dr Simon K Simonian


Dear family, We express our deepest condolences, Mr Nazar was a unique person whom we met during our AGBU meetings since 1988 & last one in NY in 2010 @ Lincoln Centre. Always greeting us with a smile & fatherly care & compassion. We had many laughs during our 1st AGBU meeting in Yerevan in 1994 where we shed a tear together & made many memories .


We were fortunate to have known the Nazarian exemplary role models in the AGBU family.

God Bless




He will remain one of the ultimate unquestioning and unquestionable Benevolent Armenian that needs to be matched. God illuminate his soul.


Vaghenag Tarpinian

Personal Memory

One of the few unforgettable memories of my life is the one full week that I happened to chauffeured Mr. & Mrs. Nazarian during their last visit to the Los Angeles area. He told me how he decided to sponsor/donate to the Artemis Nazarian preschool as a birthday gift to his wife Artemis. Shared with me stories of his benefactions in Armenia, USA, Lebanon, etc. How he sponsored the education for future nurses. His involvement in the MRI/Xray projects in Armenia, on and on. I was so privileged to listen to his stories and relive them with him.

May he rest in eternal peace and may his memory remain alive and contagious to others. My sincere condolences to the Extended Nazarian family and to the AGBU.

Levon H Keshishian

St. Thomas to Camp Nubar to AGBU...
Thank You!

Nazar's impact has touched our family over two generations. From St. Thomas to Camp Nubar to AGBU and everything in between, the Daghlian/Lalama family express our deepest sympathy to the Nazarian family. Our family's Armenian community life is better because of Nazar and Artemis's generosity. Thank you forever, Nazar!

Roxanne, JoAnne,

Suzanne Daghlian & Christina Lalama

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